Now That’s A Showcase: Danny Garcia, Lamont Peterson, And Daniel Jacobs All End Their Nights Early In Impressive Fashion
Now that’s a Showcase: Danny Garcia, Lamont Peterson, and Daniel Jacobs all end the nights early in impressive fashion with intentions of devastation in Brooklyn. At the Barclay Center which has become a hot bed for big fights with a great crowd this card had no shortage of excitement. Big punches and bad intentions were parading in front of the New York City nightlight.
In the opener for the WBA Middleweight title Daniel Jacobs (28-1-25 kos) came out in the first round and pounced on Jarrod Fletcher (18-2-10 kos) from Australia early clipping Fletcher in the first round. Fletcher though would get up and regain his balance and focus for a while until the fifth where Jacobs unleashed fury again stopping Fletcher for good.
Jacobs was really sitting down on his punches with precision and power. It was a thoroughly inspiring performance for Jacobs the cancer survivor from Brownsville Brooklyn and crowd favorite. Jacobs came out and almost finished the fight in the first round, but Fletcher did stand in and fight going out on his shield. Jacobs threw some crisp punches wobbling Fletcher on numerous occasions giving him puppet legs. A monumental fight with Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin would be a great scrap in the near future at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn.
Also, Lamont Peterson (33-2-1 17 kos) broke down Edgar Santana (29-5 20 kos) defending his IBF Jr. Welterweight title having referee Peter Santiago halting the match up in the tenth. Peterson exhibited some tools showing angles and a mixed body and upstairs attack. Santana was tough, but he took a lot of shots causing the fight to be stopped and rightfully so. Next up for Peterson will be this man.
Danny Garcia (29-0 17 kos) who was back to full effect, and in the closing bout he put Rob Salka’s (19-4 3 kos) head on a guillotine and decapitated it. This is the Danny Garcia that had everybody had like “wow!” He came out and set traps with devastating combinations. He looked focused and relaxed, and he threw that right hand to the body left hook upstairs two piece combo that wiped Salka’s chin with a napkin.
There are not too many 140lbs Jr. Welterweights that would have been able to take that left hook of Garcia’s dead on the chin. That left hook was well placed right on the top of Salka’s shoulder. Danny Garcia made it “Swift” living up to his nickname and a tussle with Lamont Peterson should soon be on the horizon.
All three guys may have been on another level from the competition, but they all performed well giving the crowd what they wanted to see.